The Prince Of Persia series is one of my favorites out there, I've played all of them and this is definitely one of my favorites. It is, however, much different than the rest. Prince Of Persia focuses almost exclusively on acrobatics and storytelling. The story may seem a little ridiculous but it serves for an interesting premise that surprisingly, doesn't get old. When i first started the game, I thought, "Oh no, this isn't gonna be good." I had already played through the game when it first came out and i loved it. Upon first starting the game, I wondered if all the user reviews were right and it was bad, but I found that you just need to play it for a while. Throughout playing it, The Prince and his female cohort, Elika, develop a relationship that really makes the game worthwhile. Sure the gameplay is good, nothing fantastic but the acrobatics are fun and the combat can be satisfying. But it's the character interactions that make this game great. I think that this is a must rent just because of how much you start to care about the characters. This game really made me feel and the ending hit me hard.
A legend...a sandstorm... and a master thief who is in no way associated with Persia in any form or fashion. This is the basis for the story that attempts to clumsily guide you through a poorly put together battle system and stagnant playstyle that is this offshoot of the popular, acrobaticly inclined video games series that is the Prince of Persia. Ubisoft....what have you done?
Lets start with storyline; you begin as the "Prince" wandering through a freak sandstorm which has apparently teleported you to another dimension in which you encounter a magical princess who is running from her father. Not wanting to sound confused, you decide to help said magical princess in the hopes that eventually everything will make sense and you can mosey on back to your own world.
So, the princess is running from her father to a place that is sealing away a demon. Her father follows her to the same and tries to stop her from releasing the seal, (which she isn't trying to do anyway) and "accidentally" breaks the seal himself. You then spend the rest of the game running, jumping, and climbing your way through cookie cutter levels to restore balance to the world and seal back the demon.
Why? It isn't your world. You don't even know the princess, or why any of this is happening. Why can't I just go back to PERSIA and be the PRINCE of PERSIA and be rich and famous like my three great predecessors? None of these questions are asked in game. You, as the so called "Prince" agree to follow the magical princess and help her restore balance to a world that you don't even recognize, no questions asked. You just...go.
I hesitated to even grade this game at all, because the more I played, the less I felt that it was a video game, and more of an interactive movie with some incredibly lame fight scenes.
Here is my breakdown:
Voice Acting: B+
Sound Effects: D+
Don't waste your time with this one, and certainly not your money.
do not buy this if you like other prince of persia games! i have been playing games since i was five and this game was a slap to the face for the series. it doesn't even fit in the series! the graphics are horrid, they are worse than ps2 graphics. foes can be killed without even fighting them! "oh look a foe that is about to spawn." SLASH!"that was easy!!!" who the heck is elika, anyways? none of it fits! he doesn't deserve the name prince. nor does the game i would call it wuss of persia.